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3G Handset and Network Design

Book Description

  • Third Generation (3G) wireless networks are in the works in Europe and Asia, and 2.5G networks that incorporate some 3G features are being rolled out in the United States

  • Hands-on guide to integrating cell phone or PDA/portable PC products with present and future wireless network hardware

  • Addresses topics such as quality of service (QoS) and service level agreements (SLAs) from a wireless perspective

  • Presents an in-depth review of both handset and network hardware and software

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
    1. A Brief Overview of the Technology
    2. How This Book Is Organized
    3. The Objective: To Be Objective
    4. Before We Start: A Note about Terms
  8. PART One: 3G Hardware
    1. CHAPTER 1: Spectral Allocations—Impact on Handset Hardware Design
      1. Setting the Stage
      2. Duplex Spacing for Cellular (Wide Area) Networks
      3. Multiplexing Standards: Impact on Handset Design
      4. Modulation: Impact on Handset Design
      5. Future Modulation Schemes
      6. TDMA Evolution
      7. 5 MHz CDMA: IMT2000DS
      8. Summary
    2. CHAPTER 2: GPRS/EDGE Handset Hardware
      1. Design Issues for a Multislot Phone
      2. Design Issues for a Multiband Phone
      3. Design Issues for a Multimode Phone
      4. The Design Brief for a Multislot, Multiband, Multimode Phone
      5. Transmitter Architectures: Present Options
      6. Summary
    3. CHAPTER 3: 3G Handset Hardware
      1. Getting Started
      2. Code Properties
      3. Common Channels
      4. Code Generation
      5. Power Control
      6. The Receiver
      7. IMT2000TC
      8. GPS
      9. Bluetooth/IEEE802 Integration
      10. Infrared
      11. Radio Bandwidth Quality/Frequency Domain Issues
      12. Radio Bandwidth Quality/Time Domain Issues
      13. Conformance/Performance Tests
      14. Impact of Technology Maturation on Handset and Network Performance
      15. 3GPP2 Evolution
      16. Summary
    4. CHAPTER 4: 3G Handset Hardware Form Factor and Functionality
      1. Impact of Application Hardware on Uplink Offered Traffic
      2. The MPEG-4 Encoder
      3. Impact of Hardware Items on Downlink Offered Traffic
      4. How User Quality Expectations Increase Over Time
      5. Alternative Display Technologies
      6. MPEG-4 Decoders
      7. Handset Power Budget
      8. Processor Cost and Processor Efficiency
      9. Future Battery Technologies
      10. Handset Hardware Evolution
      11. Adaptive Radio Bandwidth
      12. Who Will Own Handset Hardware Value?
      13. Summary
    5. CHAPTER 5: Handset Hardware Evolution
      1. A Review of Reconfigurability
      2. Flexible Bandwidth Needs Flexible Hardware
      3. Summary
  9. PART Two: 3G Handset Software
    1. CHAPTER 6: 3G Handset Software Form Factor and Functionality
      1. An Overview of Application Layer Software
      2. Exploring Memory Access Alternatives
      3. Software/Hardware Commonality with Game Console Platforms
      4. The Distribution and Management of Memory
      5. Summary
    2. CHAPTER 7: Source Coding
      1. An Overview of the Coding Process
      2. Applying MPEG Standards
      3. The SMS to EMS to MMS Transition
      4. Quality Metrics
      5. Summary
    3. CHAPTER 8: MExE-Based QoS
      1. An Overview of Software Component Value
      2. MExE Quality of Service Standards
      3. Summary
    4. CHAPTER 9: Authentication and Encryption
      1. The Interrelated Nature of Authentication and Encryption
      2. Public Key Infrastructure
      3. Where to Implement Security
      4. Encryption Theory and Methods
      5. Working Examples
      6. Summary
    5. CHAPTER 10: Handset Software Evolution
      1. Java-Based Solutions
      2. Developing Microcontroller Architectures
      3. Hardware Innovations
      4. Add-in Modules
      5. Looking to the Future
      6. Summary
  10. PART Three: 3G Network Hardware
    1. CHAPTER 11: Spectral Allocation—Impact on Network Hardware Design
      1. Searching for Quality Metrics in an Asynchronous Universe
      2. Typical 3G Network Architecture
      3. The Impact of the Radio Layer on Network Bandwidth Provisioning
      4. The Circuit Switch is Dead—Long Live the Circuit Switch
      5. BTS and Node B Form Factors
      6. Node B Receiver Transmitter Implementation
      7. System Planning
      8. The Performance/Bandwidth Trade-Off in 1G and 2G Cellular Networks
      9. Long-Term Objectives in System Planning: Delivering Consistency
      10. Summary
    2. CHAPTER 12: GSM-MAP/ANSI 41 Integration
      1. Approaching a Unified Standard
      2. Mobile Network Architectures
      3. Session Management, Mobility Management, and Routing
      4. Operation and Maintenance Center
      5. Summary
    3. CHAPTER 13: Network Hardware Optimization
      1. A Primer on Antennas
      2. Superconductor Devices
      3. Superconductor Filters and LNAs
      4. RF over Fiber: Optical Transport
      5. Summary
    4. CHAPTER 14: Offered Traffic
      1. Characterizing Traffic Flow
      2. Traditional Call Management in a Wireless Network
      3. The Cost of Asymmetry and Asynchronicity
      4. Summary
    5. CHAPTER 15: Network Hardware Evolution
      1. The Hierarchical Cell Structure
      2. Local Area Connectivity
      3. Low-Power Radio and Telemetry Products
      4. Broadband Fixed-Access Network Hardware Evolution
      5. Satellite Networks
      6. Summary
  11. PART Four: 3G Network Software
    1. CHAPTER 16: The Traffic Mix Shift
      1. The Job of Software
      2. Critical Performance Metrics
      3. The Evolution of Network Signaling
      4. Moving Beyond the Switch
      5. Summary
    2. CHAPTER 17: Traffic Shaping Protocols
      1. An Overview of Circuit Switching
      2. Moving Toward a Continuous Duty Cycle
      3. Multiple Routing Options
      4. Traffic Shaping Protocols: Function and Performance
      5. Measuring Protocol Performance
      6. ATM: A Case Study
      7. The IP QoS Network
      8. Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
      9. Use of IP in Network Management
      10. Software-Defined Networks
      11. Summary
    3. CHAPTER 18: Service Level Agreements
      1. Managing the Variables
      2. Defining and Monitoring Performance
      3. Billing and Proof-of-Performance Reporting
      4. Toward Simplified Service Level Agreements
      5. Personal and Corporate SLA Convergence
      6. Specialist SLAs
      7. The Evolution of Planning in Specialist Mobile Networks
      8. Summary
    4. CHAPTER 19: 3G Cellular/3G TV Software Integration
      1. The Evolution of TV Technology
      2. The Evolution of Web-Based Media
      3. Resolving Multiple Standards
      4. Working in an Interactive Medium
      5. The Implications for Cellular Network Service
      6. The Difference Between Web TV, IPTV, and Digital TV
      7. Co-operative Networks
      8. Summary
    5. CHAPTER 20: Network Software Evolution
      1. A Look at Converging Industries and Services
      2. Network Software Security
      3. Model-Driven Architectures
      4. Testing Network Performance
      5. Summary
  12. APPENDIX: Resources
  13. Index